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Online course on drug decriminalization launched in Russian, English, French and Arabic

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On June 2, 2022 at 11:00 am (UTC+3), #SoS_project 2.0 regional team the Alliance for Public Health and the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) presented a new version of a unique online training course on drug decriminalization for activists in the EECA region.

IDPC’s Drug decriminalization [e]Course is a free-to-access online learning course open to anyone interested in this crucial topic. With the launch of the Russian version of the course, activists from the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia will have access to cutting-edge knowledge in the field of modern approaches.

Presentation speakers:

Alexandrina Iovita, The Global Fund,

Tetiana Deshko, Alliance for Public Health

Marie Nougier, IDPC (United Kingdom)

Ganna Dovbach, EHRA

Irena Molnar, ReGeneration, Serbia

The [e]Course includes seven modules:

  • Introduction, definitions and support for decriminalisation
  • Existing models of decriminalisation
  • Introduction, definitions and support for decriminalisation
  • Designing a decriminalisation model
  • Thresholds and defining drug possession for personal use
  • Designing decriminalisation: sanctions and intrusiveness
  • The ‘gold standard’ for decriminalisation

Watch course presentation in Russian recordings:

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